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Interpol sting seizes $51 million in fake drugs

Lyon - Interpol said Monday that it seized a record total of 25 million illicit and counterfeit medicines worth more than $51 million (42 million euros) in a weeklong worldwide operation.

Sudan student sentenced to hang for killing policeman

Khartoum - A court in Sudan on Sunday sentenced a university student to death after convicting him of killing a policeman during protests in the capital last year, a defence lawyer said.

Spanish police arrest man over Barcelona attacks

Madrid - Spanish police have arrested a Moroccan man suspected of cooperating with a cell behind attacks that killed 16 people in Barcelona and another seaside resort last month, the interior ministry said Friday.

Teenager charged over London Underground attack: police

London - British police said Friday they had charged an 18-year-old man with attempted murder following last week's bombing of a London Underground train, which injured 30 people.

US police fatally shoot deaf man despite neighbors' warnings

Chicago - Police in Oklahoma came under intense scrutiny Thursday for fatally shooting a deaf man who failed to respond to their commands, even as neighbors were alerting officers of the man's disability.

Canadian supporters seek release of Paris synagogue attack suspect

Ottawa - Supporters of Hassan Diab, a Canadian professor suspected in a deadly 1980 attack on a Paris synagogue, asked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Thursday to encourage French authorities to release him.

Miss Honduras World's killer sentenced to 45 years

Tegucigalpa - The Supreme Court on Wednesday sentenced a man convicted of killing Miss Honduras World and her sister to 45 years in prison.

Ex-porn actor German spy guilty of trying to share state secrets

Berlin - A former German intelligence agent who was also an ex-gay porn actor was Tuesday given a one-year suspended sentence for attempting to share state secrets while pretending to be a jihadist online.The 52-year-old named as Roque M.

Paris police car torching trial delayed after chaotic start

Paris - The trial of nine men over a dramatic attack on Paris police, whose car was torched while they were still inside, was delayed after getting off to a chaotic start Tuesday.

Ex-Norway cop gets 21 years for helping smuggle tons of hash

Oslo - A Norwegian court on Monday sentenced a former top police officer to 21 years in prison for allowing nearly 14 tonnes of hashish to be smuggled into the country over nearly a decade.

Cyclist jailed for 18 months for killing pedestrian in UK

London - A British cyclist who hit and killed a pedestrian and was convicted under a 19th-century law for drivers of horse-drawn carriages was sentenced on Monday to 18 months in prison.

Three on trial for murder, abuse at German care home

Frankfurt Am Main - Three care home workers went on trial Monday in Germany accused of killing two elderly residents and abusing a string of others, with prosecutors saying they acted "out of boredom".

Man held over murder of Japanese couple in Bali

Denpasar - Indonesian police have arrested a man over the murder of an elderly Japanese couple whose bodies were found burned beyond recognition on the holiday island of Bali.

Chinese man investigated for cutting 'noisy' dogs' vocal cords

Bejing - A Chinese man is being investigated for running a "veterinary" clinic on the street that cut the vocal cords of "noisy" dogs for a fee, local authorities announced Monday.

Six Argentinians given life sentences for crimes against humanity

Tucuman - Six Argentinians were handed life sentences Friday, convicted of committing crimes against humanity during rightwing military rule from 1976-1983.

Iceland PM calls for snap election after government falls

Reykjav - Iceland's prime minister on Friday called for a second snap election in less than a year after a party quit the coalition government because he hid his father's involvement in seeking a clean record for a convicted paedophile.

Vatican recalls diplomat from US in child porn probe

Vatican City - The Vatican has recalled a priest serving as an envoy in Washington and opened a child pornography investigation after US officials asked the church to lift his diplomatic immunity.

Knife-wielding man attacks soldier in Paris

Paris - A knife-wielding man attacked a soldier in Paris on Friday, the latest assault to raise questions over whether France's anti-terror patrols are a target for extremists.

One dead, three wounded in northwest US school shooting

Los Angeles - A student shot and killed another student and wounded three others Wednesday at a high school in the northwestern state of Washington before being disarmed, authorities said.
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